ASUS vs GIGABYTE P67?

I'm want to buy a new motherboard, but I'm not sure which should I buy...


Here's the mobos:

I know about the "DualBIos" and "UltraDurable" features of GIGABYTE, but I read some reviews, and they tell that the Gigabyte mobo lacks a heatsink in "VTT circuit" or "mosfet", I'm not sure which is the name...

I looked at these pictures, and it seems that it lacks some cooling:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=13-128-488-Z03&ISList=13-128-488-Z01%2c13-128-488-Z02%2c13-128-488-Z03%2c13-128-488-Z04%2c13-128-488-Z05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16813128488&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=GIGABYTE%20GA-P67X-UD3-B3%20LGA%201155%20Intel%20P67%20SATA%206Gb%2fs%20USB%203.0%20ATX%20Intel%20Motherboard

While the ASUS mobo has more heatsinks:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageGallery.aspx?CurImage=13-131-705-Z03&SpinSet=13-131-705-RS&ISList=13-131-705-Z01%2c13-131-705-Z02%2c13-131-705-Z03%2c13-131-705-Z04%2c13-131-705-Z05&S7ImageFlag=1&Item=N82E16813131705&Depa=0&WaterMark=1&Description=ASUS%20P8P67%20%28REV%203.0%29%20LGA%201155%20Intel%20P67%20SATA%206Gb%2fs%20USB%203.0%20ATX%20Intel%20Motherboard


I want to overclock the Core i5 2500K to 4.3 GHz at least.

This will be my rig:

CPU: Core i5 2500K
Cooler: Cooler Master N520
Thermal Compound: Artic Silver 5
Motherboard: ASUS or GIGABYTE
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2 x 4GB DDR3-1600
VGA: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2048 MB
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast 80 plus bronze 650W
HDD: 2TB Seagate or WD.
DVDRW and Bluray burner
Case: Cooler Master Elite 310


So...which motherboard is better?
And what about the Z68 in the same price range?
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  1. For some reason the links are not opening up for me. Could you please mention the model numbers of the motherboards?
  2. Emperus said:
    For some reason the links are not opening up for me. Could you please mention the model numbers of the motherboards?


    Ok, GIGABYTE GA-P67X-UD3-B3

    ASUS P8P67 (REV 3.0)

    Also this mobo Z68: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3
  3. If you need future crossfire/SLI features then the Asus P8P67 is not a good choice. Otherwise either of them is a good buy. My recommendation is however to get a Z68 chipset motherboard as it adds backup video options. Your selected Gigabyte Z68 motherboard is pretty good for that too.
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